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Dragonology (Ology #1)

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For true believers only, a lavishly illustrated reproduction of a legendary volume by the world's most distinguished dragonologist. Don't let it fall into the wrong hands!

Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap b
Published (first published 2003)
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C.G. Drews
Since I am in the midst of planning to write a dragon book I decided to research. In the library. By reading children's books. DON'T JUDGE. THESE THINGS HAPPEN. While this book is hilarious and dragonish, it's pretty much not helpful for research of mythology. Duh, Cait, duh. BUT. It was hilarious. And I think, if I'd stumbled upon this book when I was 12, I would've been converted to dragonism and written entire notebooks full of weird dragon facts and just been a general nerd about it. BECAUSE ...more
Mar 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in a cute read about dragons; children under 12 may need adult assistance
I read the whole thing to my youngest daughter, some of the words were beyond her comprehension level--not to mention pronunciation. We had fun with it. Funny! The author tries to be serious in a pretend kind of way.

From page Chap IV,
"While the dangers of suffering from bites, burns, slashes from claws, death-by-constriction, tail lashings, venom attacks, and so forth should never be underestimated, the lesser danger of hypnosis is often ignored. The mechanism for this is little understood, but
Michelle. D.
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I dunno why, this book was so captivating to me for some reasons unknown. I think the whole concept of the fact that dragons exist may have gotten me hooked on this book. I got it at a garage sale for a steal. My friend asked me why I was reading such a weird book, you see, I usually read different books than this one. But I'm so glad that I bought it. It has such amazing featues to the book. Dragon dust, dragons scales, dragon feathers. LOL. Made me laugh at random times. There were also riddle ...more
Zoë B
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!!!!
Sep 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood
Once upon a time, I had aimed to collect all of the Ologies ever published by the magical Candlewick Press; Dragonology, Egyptology, Wizardology... Pirateology? Fairyology? (I do believe an Ology competitor sprung up after the initial success of the Dragon and Egypt Ologies.) Come to think of it, I wish to create a hoard of these books still. They're just so much fun - kind of like pull-outs/pop-up/puppet books all in one, and aimed for the older reader. I think that the Ologies would be useful ...more
Mar 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like dragons
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
I know I read it as soon as I got it, and the publication year says 2004, but I'm not very good at remembering exactly what year/how old I was when something happened, so that's just an estimate. It's been a decade, cut me some slack. ;)

I liked this book all right at the time, and I got it out and looked through it a bit before adding it to Goodreads, and I liked it all right now. It's got some funny bits, and it's set up just like a kids' book about dogs or other animals, so that makes it fun.
Feb 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
every who likes dragons has to read this book! it is the greatest book ever!
Nov 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: artists, fantasy writers
Shelves: favourites
For anyone interested in writing about or drawing dragons, it proves invaluable, with it's wealth of high-quality artwork and descriptions on the creatures. For fleshing out your idea of dragons for your fantasy art or novels, it's perfect, and anyone with artistic sense will adorable the effort put into the illustrations.

For those looking for some absorbing fiction, though, it will only disappoint - as much as it pretends to be serious, it falls flat on it's face with cheap props - shiny paper
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very educational!
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun, imaginative read with plenty of tactile-kinesthetic learning attributes.
Greta is Erikasbuddy
This book was cool as heck!!

Written like a field manual and a scrap book and a journal and a kid's dream... it's freaking awesome!!

Full of things you can touch and pull out. Secret spells to help you get a dragon, how to train a dragon, how to hatch dragon eggs, the difference between most dragons and habitat locations. Just sooo much fun!!

This would be a great fantastic book for your elementary kid who loves dragons. A great book you can bond over and maybe try a spell or two. Hey! You don't ha
La La
This is a "cute and shiny" book says Cait from Paper Fury. My son was very fond of it when he was young. It was part of his "Hogwart's schoolbooks" shelf. It has a companion book that we also have, but right now I cannot remember the title. I think there is also a witch and wizard book we have from this series, too.
Anna Bueller
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dragonology? Why not Baseball-Jewology? By Chaim Potok.
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
My son loved this book. So many neat little aspects and details such as samples of how the various dragons skins feels. Great for the dragon lover.
Mara Wells
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book to have on hand!
Amazing pull outs and feely things to awaken you inner 6 year old.
Kevin Eggleton
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very fun book
I'm gonna count this toward my reading challenge because I read it for class and had to actually read all the words
Dec 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally reviewed on my blog guiltlessreading with tons of photos!

Have you ever heard of the Ology World series? The Ology World series are beautifully illustrated fantasy books presented like they were encyclopedias with letters and flaps and folds galore. The first in the series is Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons.

During one of our bookstore visits, we couldn't pull the daughter away from it ... and she would be on the lookout for them each time we visited. She became quite addicted
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book. I discovered it in the book section of K-Mart, of all places. I couldn't buy it just then, but I remembered the title and put it on my wish-list. This was one of many books I asked for last Christmas and my mom got it for me. Books like this are really great in an age when fewer and fewer people are reading books. Even my husband, who hates to read was interested in this book.

The book itself is a work of art. The cover reminds you of an ancient volume, perhaps owned by a
Maaz Sheik
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since a very young age I was fascinated by Dragons. I loved dragons so much, I mean who doesn't love freaking dragons, and I bought this book when was very young like around 8-9 years old and boy was I captivated and awed by this adventurous book. It is nicely written like a real manual and a scrap book, it has almost everything about the dragons you need and want to know.

Full of in-book features you can touch and pull out - Dragon dust, dragons scales, dragon feathers.
Secret spells to help yo
I originally picked up this beautiful book, published by Candlewick Press, just to look at it, thinking I might buy one at a later time. But I soon realized that I needed to have a copy in my possession immediately! Laden with attractive illustrations, Dragonology's tongue-in-cheek charm is addictive. Especially amusing are "Finding, Hatching, and Raising a Dragon" and the explanation of what to do for a person who's been hypnotized by a dragon. Pick up a copy for yourself and enjoy this fun rea ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: overrated
This book was sort of a fad in my elementary school when I was a little kid, and by the time I was able to borrow it from the library I was in grade four. It looked so far out with its vintage, mystical hardcover look but when I opened it I realized how lame it really was. The only thing that saved it was the wonderful illustrations of dragons, everything else was just Dollarama plastic jewels and dyed "dragon wings" (chicken feathers). I mean I knew it would be fake but they didn't even put in ...more
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This books is just gorgeous!

It is a faux-text book about dragons, talking about different kinds of dragons throughout the world.

It is surprisingly in things like the development of dragon embryo's in eggs and different tracks left by different dragons.

It has lots of flaps to look behind, and messages in pouches and other neat things which make the book extra fun.

Kids ages 8-12 would love this!
I really enjoy this book, in fact I have it checked out right now! It's awesome to read this book, And my favorite one (of the dragons) is either the European Dragon or the Ice Dragon. Probably the Ice Dragon, Though the European Dragon's Pretty cool too.

Jeez, this was a while ago XD
This has some really major flaws. >:(
Helen Pugsley
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Causally spends childhood trying to catch an arctic dragon and writing in runes*

*Causally spends Saturday night as an adult reading a spell about how to tame a dragon written in runes* "Drat. Fresh out of unicorn spit."
Joey Woolfardis
Part of the Dragonology series. This particular book has a model of a green "European Dragon" that can be assembled and hung up. This one is more for the younger readers, but it still contains a booklet that features some of the information provided in the other books of this series.
Emry Acton
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so so fun you get to decode secret dragon messages (I got good at that fast (-; ) I love dragons. I don't know why. Sometimes I wish they were real...
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Loved it when I was younger.
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-sterne
Nur wenige können Meister der Drachenkunde werden. Ihre Aufgabe ist es, die letzten verbleibenden Drachen zu schützen, denn wer kann sagen, wie viele noch das nächste Jahrhundert überstehen und wie viele aussterben werden? Wenn dies geschieht, werden viele Menschen unwidersprochen behaupten, dass es nie Drachen gab, außer in der Fantasie. Aber dies darf niemals geschehen!

Ernest Drake trägt in seinem Werk Informationen über die häufigsten Drachenarten zusammen und erklärt, wie
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone in Westeros
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: Khalisi Danaerys Stormborn First of Her Name
Once upon a time, I was so entranced by the magic of the Ology collection, I had set out on a quest to own every last one of them; Dragonology, Egyptology, and Monsterology....! But, ANY kid from 5 to 85 won't be able to keep their paws from exploring the various tactile and inviting pull-outs and pop-ups in these luxuriously illustrated books. I know I can't!!!
It does not fail to call out to my fair dragon soul; made more relevant in this day and age due to the popularity of HBO's "Game of Thro
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Until recently, Dugald A. Steer worked as an author and editor at Templar Publishing. He is the writer behind Candlewick's widely acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, DRAGONOLOGY, THE DRAGONOLOGY HANDBOOK, and EGYPTOLOGY, as well as the forthcoming EGYPTOLOGY HANDBOOK. Dugald has now given up his editorial job to concentrate on writing full-time, especially more books with "ology" in the title. D ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Ology (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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